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Working Steam: Stanier 8Fs
Ian Allan

Working Steam: Stanier 8Fs

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Designed by Sir William Stanier for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway the '8F' class of freight locomotives would eventually total over 850 engines, the most numerous class of Stanier's designs to he built. First introduced in 1935 the class plied its trade for more than 30 years, predominantly over the metals of the LMS and later the London Midland Region, with the last examples of the class not being withdrawn until 1968. The '8Fs' were also adopted by the War Department for use during World War 2 and came to have an influence throughout much of the British railway network, many for overseas service being built at numerous works not traditionally associated with LMS-designed locomotives such as Brighton. Eastleigh. Darlington. Doncaster and Swindon. After the war many examples could even be found operating in the Middle East.

In Working Steam: Stanier 8Fs the authors, all directors of the Stanier 8F Locomotive Society, provide a pictorial tribute to the class and its varied operations in the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring the many freight turns for which the type was most famous, the book also records the passenger services regularly hauled by the '8Fs'. Drawn from the collections of many of Britain's best known railway photographers, Working Steam Stanier 8Fs is a colourful and graphic portrait of one of the most important designs to have emerged during Stanier's influential period as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LMSR.

Hardback, 80 pages, colour photographs

Condition: Very Good, mild foxing to top edge of book.

ISBN: 9780711028944

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